Indicators

The ATSICPP indicators were developed in partnership by cross-jurisdictional government and Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander non-government organisations following the release of the Fourth Action Plan of the National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children (DSS 2018). Initial development work resulted in a set of draft indicators being produced in 2018.

This report presents data on the 5 indicators for which data are currently available. These 5 indicators relate to the Placement and Connection elements of the ATSICPP. The remaining indicators are still undergoing development. These include indicators relating to the Prevention, Partnership and Participation elements, for which data are currently not available for reporting.

Placement

Placing children in out-of-home care in accordance with the established ATSICPP placement hierarchy.

Number Indicator
Indicator 1.1 The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care placed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander or non-Indigenous relatives or kin, or other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers


Connection

Maintaining and supporting connections to family, community, culture and country for children in out-of-home care.

Number Indicator
Indicator 2.1 The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care placed with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relatives or kin, or other Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander carers
Indicator 2.2 The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans
Indicator 2.3 The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were reunified
Indicator 2.4 The proportion of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were reunified and did not return to out-of-home care within 12 months
Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with documented genograms​

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care living with Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relative or kin for the first time

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care who were reconnected to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relatives and kin through placement change

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care who were reconnected to Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander relatives and kin through placement change and remained with relatives for 12 months or more

Under development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans that include the child’s cultural background
Under development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans that include actions for the maintenance of the child’s culture
Under development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were reunified with their birth parents
Under development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children who were reunified with their relatives or kin


Prevention

Protecting children’s rights to grow up in family, community and culture by redressing the causes of child protection intervention.

Number Indicator
Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children receiving prevention services


Partnership

Ensuring the participation of community representatives in service design, delivery and individual case decisions.

Number Indicator
Under development

Expenditure on child protection-related services provided by Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander community controlled organisations (ACCOs)

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children receiving child protection-related services from ACCOs

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children admitted to out-of-home care for whom an ACCO was consulted regarding placement decisions

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans that include the input of an ACCO


Participation

Ensuring the participation of children, parents and family members in decisions regarding the care and protection of their children.

Number Indicator
Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children admitted to out-of-home care for whom the input of family regarding placement decisions was collected through a family group conference or family led decision making meeting

Under development

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans that include the input of the child

Under development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans that include the input of family members
Under development Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander children in out-of-home care with cultural support plans that include the input of family collected through a family group conference or family led decision making meeting

The 5 elements of the ATSICPP are all equally important in the implementation of the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Child Placement Principle and, as such, it should be noted that the numbering of these indicators and elements in this report has been chosen only to reflect the order of publication of indicators under these elements, and do not reflect the relative importance of the indicators or elements. As more of the ATSICPP indicators are reported, they will be numbered accordingly.

Reference

DSS (Department of Social Services) 2018. Department of Social Services National Framework for Protecting Australia’s Children – Fourth Three Year Action Plan 2018–2020. Canberra: DSS.